Dr Anne Farrell graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1989. She gained extensive general medicine experience at the Queens Medical Centre, University Hospital of Nottingham, where she obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, and in the Department of Paediatrics, where she obtained the Diploma in Child Health.
She has been a dermatologist full time since 1992, training as a Dermatology Registrar at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital, and Senior Registrar in Oxford. She also undertook a graduate fellowship in cosmetic dermatology at the University of Miami as well as attachments with leading cosmetic dermatologists in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Utah and California. She was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist in 1999, initially in Tunbridge Wells, and then as Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Throughout her 16 years as a Consultant Dermatologist, she has been active in teaching and research which has led to her publishing more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters on a variety of dermatology subjects. During her time in Oxford she was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree for a published research thesis. She currently holds a consultant contract at St George's Hospital Medical School where she continues her research interests and she continues to teach on the Cardiff postgraduate diploma in dermatology. She continues to participate in regular international conferences and visits overseas centres to enable her to apply the most advanced techniques currently available in dermatology including cosmetic dermatology.